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Old 04-29-2019, 07:46 AM   #21
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Rob Turner is not the only guy who can rebuild a 7 tooth box nicely (accentric bushes) around here. Fellow Model A club member Fred Motschall also does them.
Have you considered putting a RHD 2 tooth box in? I know they are hard to lay your hands on but it is possible. I have a spare pair of castings and the rest of them is available new.
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Old 07-13-2019, 02:50 PM   #22
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Rob Turner is not the only guy who can rebuild a 7 tooth box nicely (accentric bushes) around here. Fellow Model A club member Fred Motschall also does them.
Have you considered putting a RHD 2 tooth box in? I know they are hard to lay your hands on but it is possible. I have a spare pair of castings and the rest of them is available new.
Hi Mr Synchro. I now have a 30 steering box and I don't know it's quality status but the cog with the two teeth looks only marginally worn. I also have a 35 steering box but this won't accommodate the horn and light shafts. That does not greatly concern me as I would put on what is your modification, the spacer to hang the steering shaft onto the body and mount horn and lights plus turn indicators and temp gauge to that. Getting someone to do that maybe a problem. The legals don't worry me. I am open to suggestions. cheers, gary
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The RHD F100 box is is much different than a LHD one , not only in shape etc , Im trying to machine one up now, We produce the RHD drop coloum mount, Also the new short RHD pitman arm, I have a number of gemmer RHD steering boxes in stock plus the new worm & sectors if required , Only thing better than a gemmer box with short pitman arm would be Randys E100 box but is lhd, huge job to convert a RHD f100 box to fit , Go for the 30-31 gemmer , easy simple , all A bits fit ,
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Not sure about NZ, but I don't think many Ford F100's or Chev 1/2 ton were sold here.
Most people used a ute, and anything bigger was probably an International.
International Harvester originally competed with our Sunshine Harvester and then built trucks here due to import restrictions.
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The eccentric bush in the 7 tooth non adjust '28 '29 'box is a good fix ; it renewed my steering box, done approx. 20 years ago.
A lot of early A's also have had the '30 '31 RHD Gemmer 'box put in, but means you have to use keyed late wheel & column is a bit shorter too. There were no RHD adjustable boxes in '29 [as in LHD]. Cheers.
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The RHD F100 box is is much different than a LHD one , not only in shape etc , Im trying to machine one up now, We produce the RHD drop coloum mount, Also the new short RHD pitman arm, I have a number of gemmer RHD steering boxes in stock plus the new worm & sectors if required , Only thing better than a gemmer box with short pitman arm would be Randys E100 box but is lhd, huge job to convert a RHD f100 box to fit , Go for the 30-31 gemmer , easy simple , all A bits fit ,
good day N.Z. I see you lost the cricket on opinion but won it according to the rules. I see also you were pipped on the steepest street. Wales in UK has an extra 1.7 degrees gradient. You do try hard and effort will bring reward. good luck.
It was my intention to buy an overhauled box from you but one member bought to my attention a RHD box on ebay, which I won. thankyou for your response. cheers, gary
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:12 PM   #27
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A thankyou to respondents.
Many readers responded with helpful suggestions and theywere all useful suggestions. One reader pointed out to me a gemmer on sale onebay, located in Sydney which I purchased. I canít find the name of the fellowin either this thread or inward correspondence. I wish to thank him, so if you,the informant reads this please accept my thankyou with gratitude. You could also adviseyour name and contact details.
So thankyou again all you helpful readers. Just wish youAmericans who made these cars drove on the left side of the road.
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